Powder Horn: The Idig-Ransier (R-63), Two-Sides Depicted, with a Vignette Scene of The Burning of American Ships at Fort Clinton, near West Point, New York

Object Number: 
1907.36.242
Date: 
1890; 1896
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 15/16 x 14 1/4 in. ( 27.8 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider Feb.25, 1890
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A Grider Feb. 25 1890."; inscribed at lower right: "The IDIG / RANSIER / POWDER HORN.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left beside vignette: "BURNING of American Vessels..."; at lower center in graphite: "Jacob Idig was captured at Oriskany battle...RA Grider 1896 Nov. 12."
Description: 
Military
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group